Description

    1858 Flying Eagle Cent
    Judd-202, Pollock-245, PR64

    1858 P1C Flying Eagle Cent, Judd-202, Pollock-245, R.5, PR64 NGC.
    Design.
    The obverse combines a rather ungainly Flying Eagle design that famed pattern collector Rogers M. Fred, Jr. attributed to Anthony Paquet, with a Laurel Wreath reverse showing six-leaf clusters. An olive sprig and three arrows are bound at the base of the wreath. Struck in copper-nickel with a plain edge.

    Commentary.
    As quoted in Pollock, pattern collector Fred wrote, " ... the letters on this obverse type are taller, thinner, and more condensed than on the large Flying Eagle type. This is the type of lettering used by Paquet on other coins and medals so I think that he probably designed this obverse. It also has the same awkward appearance to the eagle that is found on many of his other designs." This cent is found in five- (Pollock-245) and six-leaf (Pollock-246) clusters, with the latter R.6 and the former R.5. This piece is a five-leaf example.

    Physical Description.
    The reddish-tan surfaces show a couple of faint smudges on the obverse and a dark spot above the eagle's wing, while the reverse is a tad nicer, and might rate a PR65 if taken on its own merits. Pleasing nonetheless. NGC Census: 13 in PR64, 7 finer. PCGS Population: 13 in PR64; 9 finer including a PR64 Cameo (12/08).

    Provenance.
    Ex: Bowers and Merena (5/1993), lot 2403.
    From The Lemus Collection, Queller Family Collection Part Two.
    (NGC ID# 29BH, PCGS# 11867)


    View all of [The Lemus Collection, Queller Family Collection Part Two ]

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Coins & Currency (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  | NGC Coin Grading Guarantee  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2009
    7th-11th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 643

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    15% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2017 December 7 - 8 World Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Plus, it's simply a pleasure dealing with the people there. It's been a comfortable and enjoyable association.
    Tom Batiuk,
    Medina, OH
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 August 2 - 6 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Denver
    2017 August 2 - 6 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Denver
    REALIZED $21,516,872
    2017 August 3 ANA World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Denver
    2017 August 3 ANA World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Denver
    REALIZED $7,185,874
    2017 August 3 ANA Currency Signature Auction - Denver
    2017 August 3 ANA Currency Signature Auction - Denver
    REALIZED $1,838,111